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Global Efforts for Peace

Tohoku Youth Host Disaster Management Seminar

Sébastien Penmellen Boret (second left) and Nobuyuki Asai (right) during the panel discussion. Photo by Seikyo Press.

On March 18, Soka Gakkai youth from Tohoku organized a seminar at the Tohoku Culture Center in Sendai, marking 12 years since the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami. The seminar was part of the “Soka Global Action 2030” peace initiative. Soka Gakkai Peace Committee Executive Director Nobuyuki Asai introduced relief activities conducted by the organization after the earthquake. Dr. Sébastien Penmellen Boret, associate professor at the International Research Institute of Disaster Science at Tohoku University, affirmed that people-to-people ties in local communities play an important role in times of disaster and noted the value of the Soka Gakkai’s daily activities and network in this regard.

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